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This route is operated by s/s Tarjanne, a veritable steam boating legend. Built in 1908, Tarjanne is the last passenger steamboat still running a long regular route in Finland. During the storied journey, you will hear the famous sound of the steam whistle and dine in the fabulous restaurant originally designed by renowned Art Nouveau artist Akseli Gallén-Kallela.
The Poet’s Way runs in between the Mustalahti Harbor (located next to the Särkänniemi amusement park in Tampere) and the Virrat Harbor (located near the center of Virrat). The route crosses Lake Näsijärvi and continues through the Murole Canal to the lakes Ruovesi and Visuvesi before reaching Virrat. The total travel time is eight hours and fifteen minutes.
You can find tickets from Virrat to Tampere here.
Price examples for adult tickets
Tampere – Murole € 35
Tampere – Ruovesi € 45
Tampere – Virrat € 65
Roundtrip x 1,5
Transport fee for a bike € 8
These quotes are the online prices at our web shop. We offer a € 2 discount for every ticket purchased online. We reserve all rights to changes. Please visit our calendar of events to stay updated on the availability of all cruises and events.
The traditional Tarjanne restaurant is open whenever the ship is on the move. On our regular route trips, we offer a lunch prepared from the season’s ingredients. You can also choose a meal from our à la carte menu. On our cruises, you can choose a meal from our à la carte menu. All wines come chosen and recommended by our in-house sommelier. In addition, the ship’s cafeteria offers a separate menu of snacks and refreshments. The restaurant relies on local materials – often produced by companies along the route – and the good fortunes of the professional fishermen at Lake Näsijärvi. Booking meals in advance is highly recommended. Our lunch menu varies on a weekly basis.
Tour packages purchased online in advance include meal (melanzane, fish of the day or pan steak) as well as coffee/tea and a sweet treat. In the online store, enter the choice of main course in the additional information field.
Bring your own bike! There’s no better way to spend a summery day than combining a lovely boat trip with some bicycle action. The Pyhä and Näsi bike routes are the perfect trails when travelling on land, and steamboat Tarjanne will take care of your transportation needs on the water.
The Bike & Boat ticket is your way to plan the perfect day trip on the waves and on the wheels. To experience the lovely vistas around Lake Pyhäjärvi, choose the Silverline services from the Laukontori Harbor. For the idyllic sceneries of Lake Näsijärvi, hop aboard steamboat Tarjanne at the Mustalahti Harbor.